A resource for food and services.

In times of need, Valencia College students can turn to VCentials. A free source of food and essential items such as toiletries, VCentials is made possible through generosity of the Florida Blue Foundation, Second Harvest, and members of the Valencia College community. You can make an appointment and place an online order for convenient pick up or visit during operating hours to make your own selections. The software ensures your data security, following FERPA and ADA requirements. After a one-time yearly registration, our staff will require your VID, email, and name for VCentials check in and check out.

Essentials for students in times of need

How VCentials works

Step One: Register

Using your mobile device or computer, visit:

Log-in via your Valencia College Atlas credentials, register one-time for a Pantry Soft account, then log in when you want to place an online order.

Step Two: Visit

Schedule a visit online to select inventory items for pick up or stop by during operating hours and our staff will check you in.

Step Three: Access Anytime

You can access VCentials any time. There is a limit to the number of items per day.



Campus Building
East Campus Building 4-134 (Student Development office)
Lake Nona Campus Building 1-147 (Student Development office)
Osceola Campus Building 2-150 (Student Development office)
Poinciana Campus Building 1-116 (Student Development office)
Winter Park Campus Building 1-200 (Student Development office)
West Campus Building 1-142 (Across from the Campus Store
Downtown Campus

Knight's Pantry - UCF Downtown Campus Pantry
Campus Contact: Tim Donovan
UnionWest at Creative Village, Second Floor
Hours: Mon-Fri 8am – 5pm

Female student at food pantry

Frequently Asked Questions

What type of items are available?
The West Campus site will stock fruits, vegetables, bread, frozen and fridge items, ready to eat meals, protein, water, drinks, snacks, and hygiene products.

East Campus carries cold items such as water along with canned items, breakfast foods, snacks, hygiene products and school supplies. All other sites carry canned items along with a small selection of snacks.

Where can I find an accessible pantry?
See above locations.

Where does the food come from?
Most of the food will come from our partnership with Second Harvest Food Bank although we will be happy to accept community donations.

Do I need to track how many items I take?
You may visit one time per day and select up to 10 items for onsite or online shopping. Please review the category limits posted.

Can I donate items to the food pantry?
Stop by and we will be happy to accept unopened food items for our Valencia College community. We are unable to accept opened food items or clothing.

Do I need to enter the day and time I’m here?
You will have the ability to book a next business day appointment and select your items online for pickup. You are welcome to visit onsite while we are open and shop as well. A one-time yearly registration (July 1) in the software is required.

What type of items can be donated? What can’t be donated?

We are happy to accept in date, carton sealed food donations and toiletries at VCentials. We are currently unable to accept clothing type items but encourage you to donate these to Goodwill as well as homeless and women’s shelters.

How can I support the food pantry?
Ways to support include: food donations, employee/community donations, monetary donations to the Foundation and volunteering.

Do people have to make an appointment to drop items off?
No appointment will be required to drop off donations while VCentials open. We appreciate your generosity.

CCAMPIS: Child Care Assistance to Help Parents Graduate Faster

The grant-funded Child Care Access Means Parents In School (CCAMPIS) program at Valencia College offers financial assistance to eligible student-parents in need of child care services during their pursuit of a degree. The program aims to help participants remain in school and graduate with their degree faster.

Valencia College CCAMPIS (P335A220067) is a grant program funded by the U.S. Department of Education through a $1,364,928 award. The Department of Education funds support 100% of the total costs of the program, and $153,619 is contributed through leveraged funds by non-governmental sources.

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Mando Quetel

Student Support Food Insecurities, Director, College Pantry

West Campus, VCentials

  • (407) 582-1359